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Study abroad at Brenau University

Brenau University is a dynamic higher education institution headquartered in Gainesville, a gorgeous city in the US state of Georgia. There’s also a second campus located in North Atlanta.

The University offers an array of excellent programs. There are courses across a range of disciplines like performing arts, business, healthcare, education, marketing, psychology, and so much more - you’ll be spoiled for choice.

The campus is packed with fantastic facilities. International students can enjoy spacious classrooms, a brilliant library, vibrant social areas, fantastic student support initiatives, popular dining spots, and lots more.

University campus in multiple locations

Why study at Brenau University

  • Diverse community

    Connect with staff and students from different countries

  • Financial aid

    Brenau University offers fantastic support packages

  • Great city

    Gainesville is bursting with awesome opportunities


Brenau University

500 Washington St SE, Gainesville, GA

Gainesville is a beautiful place with so much for international students to see and explore. It boasts eclectic restaurants, a lively nightlife scene, popular shops, green spaces, and a host of entertainment venues.

Fees and funding


Merit Scholarships These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and merit at the high school level. Recipients typically have an SAT score of 1000 or better or an ACT composite score of 21 or better, accompanied by a 3.0-grade point average in a college-preparatory curriculum. The Brenau Scholarship Committee will determine the award based on these minimum criteria and the level of coursework attempted by the applicant.

  • Amount

    Ranges between $8,000 - $16,000

Athletic Scholarships Student-athletes who play on varsity basketball, soccer, swimming, softball, tennis, volleyball, cross country or track and field teams may apply for athletic scholarships. The scholarships are based on try-outs and recommendations by coaches

Program Scholarships Different programs offer scholarships based on audition, GPA and/or portfolio review. Nursing, Dance, Theatre, Music, Studio Art, and Interior Design may offer scholarships to qualified candidates.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    $31,000 per year

  • Postgraduate tuition

    $14,130 per year

Visa requirements for Brenau University

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Life at Brenau University

The student community at Beanau University is incredibly global - international students from different cultures and traditions choose to study at the University each year. The atmosphere on campus is wonderfully multicultural.

International students can choose from a number of accommodation options at Brenau University. Residences are clean, modern, convenient, and located in safe areas. The housing office can also provide helpful guidance.

Overseas students are never alone at Brenau University. The campus is home to a team of student advisors who are on hand to help international students with anything they need, no matter how big or small the query.


  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Free Weights
    • Dance Studio
    • Fitness Classes
    • Machines
    • Swimming Pool
    • Treatment Rooms
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • Tennis Courts
    • Basketball Courts
    • Swimming pools
    • volleyball courts
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Skills classes
    • Workshops
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Campus Doctor
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
    • Restaurants
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Museum
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 50 Clubs & Organizations
  • Sports Facilities
    • Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
    • Sport facilities

Student reviews for Brenau University

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2 reviews
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Shaloom Delgado Forero
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Studied Marketing at Brenau University
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Tell us about Brenau University

I think the university counts with lots of opportunities for the students. The faculty and staff are a great support and tool for the educational journey. One think could be better would be the transportation options for international students, specially becuase must of us do not count with a car. So, it would be good to expand the help provided to the student without a transport medium.

Rie Yano
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Studied Business Administration at Brenau University
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Tell us about Brenau University

The staff at the university have been very kind and supportive. I was glad that the staff communicated with me closely for the preparation before school started. The Historic Gainesville campus is very beautiful and the location is nice in a suburban area. As I commute to school by car, it is good that there is no heavy traffic around that area.

What Brenau University says

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    Nathan Goss
    Nathan Goss says:

    The personal attention each student receives in his/her program is one of the stand-out benefits students receive. This is in part to our 9:1 student/teacher ratio, but also purposely created through an immersive curriculum that engages students beyond simply the textbook.

    One of the best things about our university is our people! Our faculty, staff, and students make for a very safe and welcoming environment for international students. Also, because of our small-to-medium size, there is ample opportunity for students to get involved in various aspects of leadership and campus club involvement.

    Students live and study on our beautiful historic campus one hour north of downtown Atlanta in Gainesville, Georgia. We are situated near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and are adjacent to the largest manmade lake in the southeastern United States - Lake Sidney Lanier. It is truly, the best of both worlds! Many students study in our allied health science programs and we are one of only a handful of universities that offers a Direct Entry Nursing program for incoming freshmen, whereby they will have a preferred admission status with the Nursing Department for the competitive Nursing cohort that begins their junior year. Our business (Supply Chain, Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration) and fine art programs (Interior Design, Dance, Studio Art, and Theatre) are also very popular tracks. Additionally, each fall we offer our MBA program for international students at our Gainesville campus site.